Want to add some hope and positivity to anyone dealing with any sort of mental illness. It can be extremely debilitating. Some days are better than the others. Sometimes it feels we can't control emotions or they overwhelm us and the "cloud" never lifts... but moments of clarity DO exist. And good support systems ARE out there. And we need to hold on to those.
What are some distractions or techniques you use when you are feeling alone, depressed, triggered, anxious?
I tend to (if no one's home) turn happy, dance music on and clean the house. Open up all the blinds. Gets me moving and something to focus on (and sing along to).
Also, baking, trying to challenge myself with poetry prompts, random youtube videos that are silly but humorous, drives just for the fun of it, window shopping with my mom. And, if I need to get frustration out, playing on the piano (improv) or playing the organ at my church with lots of settings and trumpets.
Play racquetball, and if I'm lucky I play someone and that's always fun since I'm not very good at the sport but I'm very good at hitting someone somewhere and vice versa; it's quite fun and you lose weight because you're running if you really are into the game (which I always am, I'm very competitive if I want to be). Reading helps sometimes, but not always. Hmmm lets see, I watch movies when I get depressed, I play on my phone, I laugh with my friend who is crazy as hell but I need that kind of friend since I'm a negative person, I need to find light within myself a lot.
I read online write ups about how to deal with depression
> then i treat my self to a new restaurant
> i go shopping
> i would cook
>i would waste money
if everything else fail to makes me feel good... i simply go back to the person who made me feel this way and tell him how much he causes my pain.
i would tell him how he makes me happy and how he hurts me with all the rejection